Project CHANGE member securing food for families

Family Learning Solutions has Oneyda Hernandez serving this year and Oneyda is leading the way to provide food security for families by teaching them how to grow vegetables hydroponically. Here is a recent report.

Partnership with ACRT, Clifton Park Baptist Church, Project Change-AmeriCorps and University of Maryland, Public Health
Over the summer of 2021, we established a partnership with the Clifton Park Baptist Church to assist in the organization of essential food rescue services for those in need by supplying staff to help harvest the fresh produce grown in their hydroponic garden. FLS AmeriCorps Member Oneyda Hernandez is one of the individuals responsible for helping to maintain these gardens and works alongside the church’s volunteers to package the hydroponic lettuce into food rescue packages in preparation for distribution to community members. 

Prior to this, FLS is fortunate to have created partnerships with ACRT (September 2020) and Project Change-AmeriCorps (September 2018), and University of Maryland (November 2020) whose support has helped us expand our mentoring, tutoring, and FGH initiatives into the wider community.